The Police honoured in France

The trio are now considered French knights

The Police honoured in France
Rock trio become French knights

The Police have received a high honour from France today (October 1) for their contribution to the arts.

The rock trio, who played two sold-out reunion shows in Paris this weekend, were honoured today as chevaliers of the Order of Arts and Letters at a ceremony in the French capitol.

"We are very happy to be among your knights," said frontman Sting, speaking in French.

French Culture Minister Christine Albanel praised the band for the "new sound" that they generated, and expressed "France's full admiration and recognition" for The Police's music, reports the Associated Press.

Sting added that the band have long been great admirers of French culture, so it was an added privilege to receive the recognition.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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